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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JeffreyJames, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    The taillights on the convert are frenched 41 Stude. No rings. See them sideways right above the tip of the bumper?
     
  2. 50Fraud
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    Good eye. I've looked at that picture a dozen times and never saw the lights.
     
  3. sylvian
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    Here are the tail lights on my 1961 Dodge Polara¬Ö

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  4. Nads
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    The filled in none existent ones in the fins of mt 61 Eldorado Biarittz and 60 Eldorado Brougham.
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  5. 1955IHC
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    ^^^I've heard Caddy light were over rated.:D Had the same idea for an ot 60 Limo I unfortunately had to let go. Very nice I dig it.:cool::thumbup::thumbup:



    Sent via Illinois Bell Telephone Company's Car Radiotelephone
     
  6. letncat
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    Stock '49 Pontiac tail lights + red led in backup lights.
     

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  7. rodl
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    Hey, lencat do you know what the reversing lights are off. I'd like a pair for my 41 poncho.
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  8. letncat
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  9. BIG-JIM
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    I love this thread to death especially the truly unique one off lights that people build outside the box. I'm looking for a set to put on my 34 tudor it's fenderless. I have some old 30's cowl lights that I made red lenses for; for a buddy of mine and he didn't use them so I'm thinking on my car but I'm conflicted. I re-purposed the arms from my 37 spindles to make mounts for them.

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  10. LN7 NUT
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    that looks pretty decent.
     
  11. Tail light mounted on spare tire mount, late 30's Chevy turn signals, third brake light in back window:cool:
     

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  12. lincolnhead
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    Olds lights with side spears on my 53 victoria.
     

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  13. 59 Buick lights on my 55 Ford

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  14. BIG-JIM
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    I finished up the tail lights on my 34 sedan. They are early 30 chevy cowl lights I converted.[​IMG]
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  15. wheeler.t
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    I'm building a 60 gmc fleetside short box, 60s inspired mild custom. I'm toying with the idea of something other than the stock tail lights, but want to keep it in the same era. Anyone have any ideas? ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1430065183.441575.jpg
    These are what the tail lights are stock, sorry I just don't have the box on my truck yet so this is stolen off google.
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    As far as the tailgate goes, I have a 57 step side one with the big M logo I will be cutting out and replacing on the stock fleet tailgate. Any ideas are appreciated!
     
  16. Moriarity
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    My vintage lee tail light collection ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1430066305.760405.jpg
     
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  17. JimSibley
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    I think I would recess the stock lights, or maybe find a light that has the same
    Flat look only a little smaller and recess it. That area just isn't very conducive of a different shaped light.
     
  18. wheeler.t
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    This is what I was thinking too. I don't want them to "bulge" out of the back of the box.
     
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  20. Remove tailight, discard cheesy aluminum bezel and reassemble. An option would be to sand all bumps, lettering and ridges off the lens...looks like an expensive frenching job
     
  21. I like the simple look when it comes to taillights.

    On the '54 Ranch Wagon I use the original tail light but opted to leave the chrome star piece off. HRP
     
  22. '61-63 Ford truck; roughly the same bed contours so the shape will 'fit', but with a bit more 'style'. You'll have to French them in. You could even go up to '72 Ford truck, but the later ones have back-up light lenses included in them. The '73-77 Ford truck light is almost a perfect match for contour, but still has the back-up; maybe use the taillight bucket, and fab a 'plain' lens for it. I know these are newer, but will be easy to find... LOL
     
  23. I know this post is really old, but what rear bumper are you using?
     
  24. atch
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    Glad this thread came back up.

    This is pretty tame but here's the in progress pic of putting '50 Pontiac tail lights in Clarence:

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    Wish this was my shop, but it isn't. This shop is much better equipped than mine and the guy that owns it is way more talented than I am.

    You'll note that there are two license plate indentations. The bottom one is new and the one in the door is going away.
     
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  25. 50Fraud
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    Jeffrey, all your pictures have disappeared (probably Photobucket mischief). Could you re-post them, please?
     
  26. Jalopy Joker
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  27. 50Fraud
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    '41 Studebaker taillights in typical application on a '40 Ford:
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    Craig Wise photo
     
  28. grdra1
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    Here is a few pics of the units I made for my coupe, Glen P9060655.JPG P9120661.JPG P9260673.JPG P9200667.JPG
     
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  29. BJR
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    49 Buick tail light.jpg 1949 Buick Super.
     

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